Hyderabad: Citizens came out in large numbers to cheer over 20,000 runners participating in the 7th Edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon.
Over 50 music bands and large scale entertainment kept the runners spirit high while sports enthusiasts and thousands of citizens lined the entire route to participate in the city’s largest community sporting event – Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2017.
Elite athletes received their prizes at GMC Balayogi Stadium, Gachibowli from the Chief Guest, Shri. K. T.
Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for IT & Electronics, MA&UD, Industries & Commerce and Mines and Geology, Govt.
of Telangana, and the Guest of Honour Mr. Venkatesh Vijayraghavan CEO, Bharti Airtel Andhra Pradesh &
Telangana. The top three positions in the male and female categories for the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and
10K Race with their bib number and timing is given below.
1000 runners participated in the Full Marathon flagged off by Shri M. Mahender Reddy, IPS, Commissioner of
Police, Hyderabad and 5000 runners in the Half Marathon flagged off by Shri Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy, IAS,
Commissioner – GHMC at People’s Plaza.
Over 6500 runners participated in the 10K Run flagged off by Shri Sandeep Shandilya, IPS, Commissioner of Police – Cyberabad in the presence of dignitaries from the Government, Corporate houses and the organising team from Hyderabad Runners Society. 6500 runners participated in 5K Fun Run on Saturday, August 19.
Hyderabad Runners Society accords highest priority to runners’ safety and Care Hospitals is providing 250 paramedics across 21 medical stations with 5 fully equipped ambulances and 15-bed emergency setup at Gachibowli Stadium.
It also acknowledges the active support of Govt. of Telangana, sponsors, partners and over 3500 volunteers for smooth execution of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon and makes it a grand success.